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Fish Drinking Game

How to Play Fish: A Drinking Game with a Twist

Are you ready to spice up your next party with a fun and challenging drinking game? Try an exciting variation of the classic card game “Fish,” but with an alcoholic twist. All you need is beer or cider, stronger alcohol for shots, and a deck of playing cards. Gather your friends and let the competition begin!

How to Play Fish

Number of Players: 3-5 people


  1. Card Distribution: Each player starts with 5-7 cards, depending on the number of players. The remaining cards are collected into a pile in the middle, face down.

Basic Rules:

  1. Gameplay: The game works similarly to the classic “Fish.” A player starts by asking another player if they have a specific card, e.g., all the 5s. If the asked player has the desired card, they must give all of them to the asking player.
  2. Drinking Penalty: For each card you lose to another player, you must drink the same number of sips as the number of cards you lost. If you don’t receive a card when you ask for it, the asked player must say “drink,” which is equivalent to saying “fish.” The original asker must then draw a card from the pile and take a sip.
  3. Repeat: If a player receives one or more cards after asking, they have the right to ask again. If they don’t receive a card, the turn passes to the next player in a clockwise direction.
  4. Bonus: If you collect 4 of a kind, you can give 2 shots to a player of your choice.

Ending and Penalty:

When all cards have been dealt and the game is over, each player counts the number of sets they have collected. The player or players with the most sets don’t have to drink, while all other players must drink the difference in sets between them and the winner, multiplied by 2.

Why You’ll LOVE Fish

  • Simple and Fun: Fish is easy to learn and guarantees lots of laughs and competition.
  • Flexibility: The game can be customized with different rules and penalties to suit any party or gathering.
  • Social and Interactive: Fish is a fantastic icebreaker and a guaranteed hit for any party or gathering.

So the next time you want to spice up your party with a fun and challenging drinking game, don’t hesitate to introduce your friends to Fish. It’s a guaranteed hit that will have everyone laughing and having a great time. So grab a deck of cards and let the party begin!

Are you ready to take on the challenge? Grab your friends and a deck of playing cards, and let the Fish tournament begin!


Please remember to drink responsibly! This post isn’t meant to make you sick due to the over-consumption of alcohol. PartyPingo does not encourage irresponsible drinking of any kind. Stay safe, everyone!

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